WS 92 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - Vivid, set on a polished frame and bursting with violet-tinged plum and currant fruit, this is shaded with hints of rose petals and loamy earth as the open-weave finish lingers.
Winemaker Notes - 2011 was one of the coolest vintages in Northwest winegrowing history. Fortunately, it concluded with a long, mild fall allowing for a tremendously long growing season with fully ripe berries offering great structure, balance, and complexity. This old vine Cabernet has a dark garnet gem color and a broad nose of ripe plum fruit and elegantly integrated French oak. After a few swirls, it reveals additional aromas of blackberry, black cherry, red plum, violet, cedar bark, sage, iron shavings, cocoa, marzipan and licorice. The mouth-feel is round and generous with a broad spectrum of ripe black and red fruits across the velvety textured mid-palate all well framed with firm tannins and a bright, lifting finish. This wine will reward cellaring of an additional 6-10 years after release. Rated 90+